The dreaded "R" word, in Iraq (at least for liberals)

by Kal El on April 7, 2008 · 3 comments

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As in “RECONCILIATION”, also known as Political Reconciliation, which might be a possibility now.

Despite liberal defeatists like John Kerry, Chris Dodd, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and others parroting each other over and over again that the surge is a failure.

Iraq’s Sadr to disband Mahdi Army if clerics order

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is ready to disband his militia if Shi’ite religious leaders demand it, his aides said on Monday, a surprising offer given renewed clashes between his fighters and security forces.

I guess his militia is getting its ass handed to it, and instead of being utterly crushed, he is saving face among his Shiite peers by “calling for peace and diplomacy” so he doesn’t become a political outcast once things calm down in Iraq.

The news came after Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who launched a crackdown on Sadr’s Mehdi Army late last month, ordered the cleric to disband his militia or face exclusion from the Iraqi political process.

Black-masked Mehdi Army fighters have been principal actors in Iraq’s five-year-old war and the main foes of U.S. and Iraqi forces in widespread battles over recent weeks.

Yet another setback looms for the defeatist democrats and their plan to surrender.

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  • Richard

    thanks, but no thanks. this is no setback for us and our “defeatist” kind. This is, in fact, a decisive victory. Whatever happened to the surge? wasn’t the surge supposed to prevent this sort of thing from happening? instead, all it did is put more targets in the Terrorist’s crosshairs.

    Good Job.

  • JimBaker

    Richard, try to square your last post with reality. Whether we want the job or not, we got it. These damn people are serious. I sure wish we could all just get along, but 3,000 innocent and dead Americans have convinced me otherwise. If we don’t stop this Islamic caliphate crap, who will? The French? If the middle east is left to be controlled by a caiphate, and Europe loses to these people on demographics alone, who will have to fight them anyway? I want no religious nut cases ruling my life, do you? You are not an idiot, you are just blind to reality. IMHO.

  • Richard

    so i guess that it all comes down to this: I believe we can protect ourselves without invading countries, and you don’t like to look at our failures at things we can improve upon, instead looking at our failures as things to be disregarded.

    I am not going to convince you, and i really don’t think that you can convince me.